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Alleged sex offender dead after Santa Fe SWAT standoff

SANTA FE, N.M. — Santa Fe police Thursday night tried to arrest a man accused in a search warrant of sexually assaulting his girlfriend’s 7-year-old daughter.

After a SWAT standoff that lasted several hours,police found a body inside a home in the 4400 block of Calle Turrquesa near Capital High School. Police spokesman Greg Gurule identified the dead man as Javier Flores, about 30 years old.

Gurule said an apparent gun shot had been heard inside the residence early in the standoff.

Flores was named in a recent search warrant affidavit filed in District Court.

The affidavit said a woman reported that Flores, her boyfriend, had inappropriately touched her daughter. The girl later told investigators that Flores touched her sexually several times over the past two months and that the assaults happened when everybody else was asleep. Asked why she didn’t report Flores, the girl said she was too frightened.

The girl was taken to the hospital and was treated for a urinary infection.

Police seized bedsheets, blankets and pillowcases as well as some of the girl’s clothing from Flores’ home on april 15.


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